This edition of “Weekendcore” is actually this weekend’s second, but that’s because we had the unexpected and tragic news of Chester Bennington’s suicide. This post is the one I had planned, and it’s the perfect way to end the feature.
Chester Bennington’s suicide was yesterday’s biggest story, and shock. The Linkin Park frontman’s longtime battle with depression and other demons was well known, and an added element to this was the day it happened: what would’ve been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. They were very close, and Bennington took Cornell’s May suicide very hard. Whether or not that played any role in this, rock has lost one of its best talents in the saddest way possible.
You expected the members, you get the album cover! Psych!
First off, Happy Independence Day to TPS’ American readers! Why not celebrate with some good ol’ California rock?
It can be hard to be heavy AND accessible. Some artists fail out of the gate, while some evolve into it and get ridiculed. To truly balance the process (!) is to nail it, and Costa Mesa’s Inertia – Dillon Forst (vocals/piano), Zack Harris (guitar), Andrew Chavez (bass) and Joshua Alves (drums) – have done that. Debut album The Process (!!), out now, has elements of post-hardcore, metal, prog and beyond that are polished enough to pull in people that don’t usually listen to that sound. Let’s chat with the dudes shall we?
When I first moved to the Maritimes from Ontario I lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Yesterday my fiancée and I took a random road trip through there and a couple of other spots in the Annapolis Valley, roughly an hour from Halifax. That has inspired this edition of “Weekendcore”, because a late Windsor band is one of my East Coast favourites.
I had an entirely different post planned for tonight, but obviously this morning’s news preempted that. Chris Cornell was found to have hanged himself after Soundgarden’s show last night in Detroit, and this will instead be a tribute to one of alt-rock’s most celebrated frontmen.
It’s Mother’s Day. Some of us can see our mom in person, some have to simply call/Skype/FaceTime/whatever and some can’t get in touch at all. For this edition of “Weekendcore”, we’re doing a hauntingly beautiful and sombre track that covers the latter.
As mentioned in Friday’s review, I finally read Scott Weiland’s 2011 autobiography Not Dead & Not for Sale last week. In honour of that, why not have this “Weekendcore” look back at a single from the late frontman’s most well-known musical venture?
Although it came out back in 2011, I only got around to reading Not Dead & Not for Sale this week. The late Scott Weiland’s hard-lived life was a well-known one, and it was cool to really get into it all in his autobiography.
It’s 311 Day! 2017 isn’t a year for a massive March 11th concert, but the band did announce a summer tour today and have a Facebook Live event planned for 3:11 PST this afternoon. (Will you see this in time for that? Who knows!) In honour, let’s take it back to their breakthrough single.
Look at the joy…Billy Corgan joy!
Not long after the Smashing Pumpkins’ breakup, frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin formed Zwan with Matt Sweeney, Paz Lenchantin and David Pajo. Their own breakup months after the release of their debut album was a true “WTF?” moment, and for how it went down they’re kind of an almost humorous footnote in modern rock history. No matter, because at the very least I thought they were cool.